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Feltner v. Columbia Pictures Television Inc.
Seventh Amendment confers right to jury trial in statutory action for copyright infringement.
Constitutional Law May 21, 1999
U.S. v. Berke
Consent decree enjoining defendant from selling sexually explicit materials can't be vacated on First Amendment grounds, if trial court has proper jurisdiction.
Constitutional Law May 20, 1999
Hunt v. Cromartie
Grant of summary judgment in racial gerrymandering case isn't appropriate where evidence is susceptible to different interpretations by trier of fact.
Constitutional Law May 18, 1999
Los Carneros Community Associates Inc. v. Penfield & Smith Engineers Inc.
Defendants can't use Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute to avoid potential breach of contract liability.
Constitutional Law May 17, 1999
Los Carneros Community Associates Inc. v. Penfield & Smith Engineers Inc.
Defendants can't use Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute to avoid potential breach of contract liability.
Constitutional Law May 11, 1999
KNSD Channels 7/39 v. Superior Court (Vasquez)
Audiotape evidence presented in open court must be made reasonably available to press and public.
Constitutional Law May 10, 1999
Arkansas Educational Television Commission v. Forbes
Public television station's candidate debate is nonpublic forum from which minor candidate may be excluded.
Constitutional Law May 6, 1999
Legal Aid Society of Hawaii v. Legal Services Corporation
Government may require funded legal service organizations to separate from political advocacy organizations.
Constitutional Law May 6, 1999
Taylor v. United States Air Force
Order
Constitutional Law May 4, 1999
Iraheta v. Superior Court (Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office)
Due process doesn't require appointment of counsel for Indigent defendants in nuisance abatement action for injunctive relief.
Constitutional Law Apr. 28, 1999
Schmoll v. Chapman University
Religion clauses of the First Amendment bar civil court review of employment of employment dispute between religious organization and its ministerial employee.
Constitutional Law Apr. 28, 1999
Gallo Cattle Co. v. California Milk Advisory Board
California Milk Advisory Board's compulsory assessments for promotion and advertising California dairy products comply with First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Apr. 26, 1999
3613 Limited, an Arizona Corporation v. Department of Liquor Licenses and Control
Arizona statute prohibiting owner of bar from employing convicted felon to manage bar is constitutional.
Constitutional Law Apr. 20, 1999
Waste Management of Alameda County Inc. v. Biagini Waste Reduction Systems Inc.
City's exclusive agreement with company for collection and disposal of solid waste doesn't violate commerce clause.
Constitutional Law Apr. 19, 1999
Mares v. City of Albuquerque
Order
Constitutional Law Apr. 19, 1999
U.S. v. Carey
Officers with warrant to search computer files for drug-related materials can't open files they suspect may contain pornography.
Constitutional Law Apr. 15, 1999
San Diego Gas & Electric Co. v. City of Carlsbad
City may not regulate public utility's placement of dredged sand on state beaches.
Constitutional Law Apr. 13, 1999
Phillips v. Washington Legal Foundation
Interest on attorney trust accounts is private property of clients for purposes of takings clause.
Constitutional Law Apr. 12, 1999
Bennett v. Yoshina
Counting blank ballots as 'no' votes doesn't violate voters' First or Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Constitutional Law Apr. 12, 1999
American Telephone & Telegraph Co. v. Central Office Telephone Inc.
Communications Act tariff provisions pre-empt long distance re-seller's state claims against common carrier.
Constitutional Law Apr. 12, 1999
Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections v. Schacht
Presence of claim barred by Eleventh Amendment doesn't destroy removal jurisdiction over remainder of case.
Constitutional Law Apr. 12, 1999
Bennett v. Yoshina
Counting blank ballots as 'no' votes doesn't violate voters' First or Fourteenth Amendment rights.
Constitutional Law Apr. 12, 1999
National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley
Statute tying arts grants to 'general standards of decency' is facially constitutional.
Constitutional Law Apr. 11, 1999
Conn v. Gabbert
Fourteenth Amendment isn't violated when prosecutor executes search warrant on attorney while client testifies before grand jury.
Constitutional Law Apr. 8, 1999
ApolloMedia Corp. v. Reno
Communications Decency Act is constitutionally valid since it only regulates 'obscene' communications.
Constitutional Law Apr. 2, 1999
California First Amendment Coalition v. Calderon
State prison regulation that limits media viewing of execution procedures doesn't violate First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Apr. 2, 1999
Foti v. City of Menlo Park
Ban on signs in public right-of-way, with content-based exceptions, is enjoined under First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Apr. 1, 1999
Foti v. City of Menlo Park
Ban on signs in public right-of-way, with content-based exceptions, is enjoined under First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Apr. 1, 1999
United States Satellite Broadcasting Co Inc. v. Lynch
The Boxing Act, which imposes a tax solely on telecasts of combative contests, violates the First Amendment.
Constitutional Law Mar. 31, 1999
South Central Bell Telephone Co. v. Alabama
State franchise tax of foreign corporations, that treats in-state corporations differently, violates the commerce clause.
Constitutional Law Mar. 31, 1999